The 10 Best Songs For Your Thanksgiving Dinner Playlist

Thanksgiving is certainly an occasion to be thankful for everything you have got! It is also a day to express gratitude to the loved ones who have touched your life positively.

While Turkey is cooking and everyone is waiting around for the delicious dinner on Thanksgiving eve, tuning to these songs will definitely cheer up the mood.

Also, it is customary in many families to sing festive turkey songs on the day, so we have rounded up this list of best Thanksgiving songs for you! Lets, start.

1. Almost Thanksgiving Day

This soothing song from Graham Parker is pure Gold. It is perfect to play on a cozy Thanksgiving eve. It was released in 2004 and from the album Your Country.

2. Thankful

You know my soul
You know everything about me there’s to know
You know my heart
How to make me stop and how to make me go
You should know
I love everything about you
Don’t you know

That I’m thankful
For the blessings and the lessons
That I’ve learned with you by my side
That I’m thankful
For the love that you
Keep bringing in my life
In my life….

This chartbuster song is a personal favorite from the list. Sung by Kelly Clarkson and was released back in 2003. You will definitely have more fun singing it in Karaoke style.

3. Let’s Turkey Trot

This song is perfect to shake your leg while you are busy cooking that delicious Thanksgiving dinner for your guest.

4. Thanksgiving Song

This song perfectly describes what Thanksgiving is all about- being grateful for what you have got! The lyrics of this song are well meaningful and hence make it the best song for the occasion. It is sung and composed by Mary Chapin Carpenter and can be found in the album “Come Darkness, Come Light: Twelve Songs of Christmas“.

5. Thanksgiving Day

It is sung by Ravie Davies and is from his solo album Other People’s Lives. This song is a perfect choice to add in your Turkey day playlist.

6. I’ve Got Plenty To Be Thankful For

This classic and popular song reiterates that we should always be thankful for what we have. Lyrics of this timeless holiday song are magical and are sure to lift up your mood. It is sung by Bing Crosby and from the 1942 American musical film “Holiday Inn”.

7. Grandma Thanksgiving Rap

I got beans, greens, potatoes, tomatoes
Lamb, rams, hogs, dogs
Beans, greens, potatoes, tomatoes
Chicken, turkeys, rabbit you name it!

Beans, greens, potatoes, tomatoes
Lamb, rams, hogs, dogs
Beans, greens, potatoes, tomatoes
Chicken, turkeys, chicken, turkeys…

No Thanksgiving playlist is complete without this amazing, classic and super popular song. Listening to this song will add another level of festive vibe in you. This song has its fan following in all age groups.


8. Turkey Hokey Pokey

This is one of the classic and famous Thanksgiving songs for kids. While there is not much information available on who sang or wrote this song first, we are giving you the most popular version of it on the internet. Enjoy the madness!

9. Give Thanks and Praises

Give thanks and praises to the most high
Give thanks and praises so high
He will not deceive us my brethren
He will only lead us again
Oh take that veil from off of your eyes
Look into the future of realize

Noah had three suns, ham, shem and japhet
And in ham is known to be the prophet
Glory to jah the prophet is come
Through all these ages
Glory to jah the prophet has come
Through all these stages….

This classic tune reminds us to be appreciative of all the things, almighty God has given us. It is sung by Bob Marley & The Wailers and from the album, Confrontation (1983).

10. Family Is Family

They’re there for your first year, they give you your first beer
When you get your heart broke, they’re there for your worst year
Don’t get you at all, but your apple don’t fall too far from ’em

They own too much wicker and drink too much liquor
You’d wash your hands of them, but blood’s always thicker
You might look just like ’em, that don’t mean you’re like ’em
But you love ’em…..

One thing which this pandemic year has taught us all, there is nothing more valuable than your own family. This Thanksgiving song just conveys the same thought with the powerful lyrics. It is sung by Kacey Musgraves and from the album Pageant Material.

Which is your favorite Thanksgiving song from the list? Do you have any interesting stories to share about your favorite song? Tell us in the comment section below!

Happy Thanksgiving!

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